Nick Engel & Co.

Fine Jewelry & Custom Design

Fine Jewelry Design, Restoration & Repair. Based in San Francisco, offering handmade custom jewelry for weddings and special occasions. 

Our custom designs combine your personality with our artistry to create something beautiful and unique to treasure for a lifetime. 

If you can dream it, Nick can craft it.


Nick Engel & Co. specializes in custom fine jewelry and truly values the opportunity to collaborate with customers in bringing visions to fruition. From concept to completion, you can glimpse inside our process below:

# 1 INSPIRATION: Since the options can feel endless, it is imperative to narrow in on a specific direction that you would like to further explore. We recommend browsing @nickthejewelergram to take a look at past projects, stopping in to jewelry stores to get a feel for what you gravitate towards, and sweeping the web for imagery that inspires and appeals to you or the person you are designing for. Having a budget in mind is also imperative so that we may recommend what is plausible within a comfortable price point.

#2 DESIGN: As creatives, we understand that everyone visualizes things differently. Inspiration imagery is always incredibly helpful as a starting off point and helps dictate what components you are interested in seeing. Since jewelry is such a personal process and reflection of ourselves, we always love and appreciate putting a face to the name. Meeting with us in person allows for us to narrow in on something that will reflect and support both your style and life. If you are not local or prefer to arrive at a design with us over email, we are happy to do so as well!
Dependent on the design, how it will be made, as well as personal preference, you may receive: a written description of your design concept, a rough sketch, a CAD (computer aided design), or a wax prototype to review. It’s important for us to curate your experience based on how much or how little you would like to be involved in the process.

#3 STONE SELECTION: There are a couple of ways to proceed with stone sourcing. We adore giving new life to heirlooms. If you have a stone you would like to set in to a more modern design, we are happy to do so! If you need assistance with sourcing, we work with a selective and trusted group of people who specialize in sourcing ethical, antique, post-consumer, lab created, and natural diamonds and gemstones. We offer up to two complimentary stone sourcing sessions before asking for a non-refundable $200 deposit that is applicable towards your projects final price.

#4 ESTIMATE & PRODUCTION: At this point we have arrived on a final design and viewed gems/diamonds (if applicable) and provided you with an estimate for your one of a kind creation. Stones are required to be purchased outright and a 50% deposit is required to begin production work on the setting that will showcase it.

#5 FINISHING: We have completed your ring and are ensuring it looks perfect. The metal is cleaned up, refined, the stones set, interior polished and exterior matted down or polished upon request. The final detail will include Nick’s handwritten signature, metal indicator, and a special message inscribed (if requested). The remaining balance will be due upon pick-up. Now, it’s your time to cherish your future heirloom for years to come!

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